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    my mother sci patient needs advice

    My mum injured last year november is a paraplegic, 66 years old, t8 level complete injury. for the past months she is complaining that she is getting cold sometimes. Even when it is warm outside sometimes we have to cover her with blanket. so the doctor told to take two panadols ( paracetemol), but we are not sure if it is alrigh to take it frequently as she is always getting cold. does anyone have this similar situaton or can anybody advice on this matter.


    Last edited by Jim; 10-18-2012 at 10:31 AM.

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    Hi RS, maybe you should post this in the care forum...don't be afraid to post in that forum, ok? I hope I didn't scare you away from that forum by my attitude awhile back when I was rude to another member.

    People with a spinal cord injury's bodies don't have the same temperature control they had before injury.

    I believe it's common to feel cold with a sci...I know I get cold much easier than able-bodied people, and I'm T5.

    Good luck to you and you mother.
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    i have a problem being cold a lot also. it is common for sci. everybody that comes in my house says it's hot but i'll be shivering cold. it's really bad after i'm outside in the cold, it seems to take forever for me to get warm again.
    Last edited by Jim; 10-18-2012 at 10:32 AM.

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    This abnormal sweating or feeling cold is very common in SCI.

    Thermoregulation: Irregular body temperatures are often experienced by individuals with SCI. KEY: Wear appropriate clothing, drink plenty of fluids and take precautions in certain environments; in warm environments, a fan and water spray will aid in cooling, and in cold environments, wear extra layers.

    Here is a site that may give you more information on changes in SCI:


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